We all had a feeling it was coming. Still – it’s a depressing realization that Disney will discontinue the dancing lights after 2015 to prepare for the new Star Wars and Toy Story Land.
Look – Disney has a ton of amazing decorations during Christmastime. There’s plenty to see outside the Osborne Lights. For my family, it’s more than just the decorations – it’s about getting together for a vacation and having our holiday last longer than 24 hours. When we wake up on December 26th, it’s still Christmas for us. We love the nostalgia and the magic of Disney. But, the lights are incredible and have had quite the successful run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Seeing the lights dance to my favorite holiday songs and searching for the Arkansas Razorback and black cat decoration is one of my favorite things to do at Disney during Christmas.
I’m not going to tell you to drop everything and book a vacation to Disney (wouldn’t we all love to do that?), but I’d recommend trying to see the Osborne Lights if you haven’t already. It’s Clark Griswold-esque and truly breathtaking. If you happen to find yourself in the Orlando area, try and stop by Hollywood Studios for at least one day and see the lights. If you have a trip booked – make the most of it. Head over and grab some great photos, find the black cat, and take in the beauty that is the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights.
The lights will be up November 6th, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016 in the Streets of America portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney has a few ticketed events, including the Merry & Bright Dessert Party and a Dinner Reception, which provide a reserved viewing of the dancing lights.